Meetings & Events
February 23, 2018
Dear Arc Supporter:
Services for families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are about to change in ways that we have not seen in more than 40 years, when large institutions began to close in favor of community supports provided by agencies like The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming.
In the coming months, New Yorkers with IDD supports will begin to see significant changes in the ways that their services are coordinated and funded. Throughout this transformation, The Arc will continue to provide the supports that empower our loved ones to navigate the challenges and experience the joys at all stages of life. To do so, we need to work closely with community members like you, who are an absolutely vital part of The Arc family.
I'd like to invite you to spend an evening with Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Board President Cheryl Englert, senior program representatives, and myself at either of two very special Town Hall Meetings near you. We want to field your questions, and let you know about key initiatives at The Arc, why we*re doing them, and why they are important.
Town Hall Meeting Schedule
- Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:30pm: Geneseo Central School Auditorium, 4050 Avon Rd
- Thursday, March 22 @ 6:30pm: Perry Elementary School Auditorium, 50 Olin Ave
We will discuss the potential impact of the state's new Managed Care model, which begins this July when all Medicaid Service Coordinators will become Care Coordinators. We will also explore the importance of advocacy efforts such as the state-wide #bFair2DirectCare initiative. Our Town Hall Meetings will be held in conjunction with Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, recognized nationally and locally each March since 1987.
We did not choose the many changes that are being imposed on us, but it's also an opportunity to raise the bar. We are confident that The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, our families, and the individuals we support will be even stronger down the road. With your help, The Arc will be a better run organization, with better quality, that is more person-focused.
Arc Town Hall Meetings are open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary, but we recommend that you arrive early as seating is limited. Should you have any questions or special needs, please contact Arc Events Coordinator Suzanne Johnsen at 585-658-2828 ext. 133.
The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming
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